The definition of a litigant is a person who is involved in a lawsuit.
A person who is suing his doctor for malpractice is an example of a litigant.
Rare engaged in litigation
Origin of litigantFrench ; from Classical Latin litigans
a party to a lawsuit
A party engaged in a lawsuit.
Engaged in a lawsuit.
Origin of litigantFrench, from Old French, from Latin l&imacron;tigans, l&imacron;tigant-, a disputant, from present participle of l&imacron;tigare, to bring suit; see litigate.
- (law) A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit, or otherwise calling upon the judicial process to determine the outcome of a suit.
(comparative more litigant, superlative most litigant)
- Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.
- the parties litigant
Latin litigans, litigantis.
litigant - Legal Definition
A party to a legal action.